ecotek engine brackets (Page 1/2)
thelinsells JUN 10, 08:12 PM
these brackets are made so that the engine is in the right place in the car.In 2007 the first of these brackets were used.Over 100,000 miles has been put on this set .A set for 84-87 and a set for 88 subframes (cradle) . $275 saves you weeks of work.Install ,when the subframe is out,can be done in a weekend.



Dennis LaGrua JUN 11, 02:49 PM
As they say "one picture is worth 1000 words" . I have a friend who is about to begin an Ecotec swap but I understand that this engine mounts differently depending on model year. I passed on your name and he should be contacting you . I hope that you can help him.

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" THE BLACK PARALYZER" -87GT 3800SC Series III engine, custom ZZP /Frozen Boost Intercooler setup, 3.4" Pulley, Northstar TB, LS1 MAF, 3" Spintech/Hedman Exhaust, P-log Manifold, Autolite 104's, MSD wires, Custom CAI, 4T65eHD w. custom axles, Champion Radiator, S10 Brake Booster, HP Tuners VCM Suite.
"THE COLUSSUS"
87GT - ALL OUT 3.4L Turbocharged engine, Garrett Hybrid Turbo, MSD ign., modified TH125H
" ON THE LOOSE WITHOUT THE JUICE "

thelinsells JUN 12, 02:32 PM
As stated in the opening there is two kits.One is for 84-87 and the other is for 88.The difference is in the space between the side rails.This difference allows for the split line on the bellhousing to fall in the right place , so the trans will be located so the axles will fall to a proper place .Yes a lot of work goes into doing it right.
Dennis LaGrua JUN 12, 10:16 PM

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Originally posted by thelinsells:

As stated in the opening there is two kits.One is for 84-87 and the other is for 88.The difference is in the space between the side rails.This difference allows for the split line on the bellhousing to fall in the right place , so the trans will be located so the axles will fall to a proper place .Yes a lot of work goes into doing it right.



Perhaps my wording was wrong. The Ecotec engine was offered by GM for 13 years in a number of iterations.I believe that the mounting points on these engines was not all the same for the entire run. The question would be; will your mounts fit all the Ecotec engines made or perhaps just some specific model years like the Gen 1 designs.

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" THE BLACK PARALYZER" -87GT 3800SC Series III engine, custom ZZP /Frozen Boost Intercooler setup, 3.4" Pulley, Northstar TB, LS1 MAF, 3" Spintech/Hedman Exhaust, P-log Manifold, Autolite 104's, MSD wires, Custom CAI, 4T65eHD w. custom axles, Champion Radiator, S10 Brake Booster, HP Tuners VCM Suite.
"THE COLUSSUS"
87GT - ALL OUT 3.4L Turbocharged engine, Garrett Hybrid Turbo, MSD ign., modified TH125H
" ON THE LOOSE WITHOUT THE JUICE "

thelinsells JUN 12, 11:25 PM
What year are you going to use so I can tell you what to do.
thelinsells JUN 12, 11:30 PM
Yes the Ecotek engine block has been changed over the last fifteen or so years.Where my brackets bolt on seem not to have changed.Most of the big changes have been to the heads and oil pans.Most of these changes have allowed them to be used on older blocks.One thing I have noted is the exhaust has stayed the same .That is one exhaust manifold seems to fit all years.

[This message has been edited by thelinsells (edited 06-13-2021).]

qwikgta JUN 14, 12:03 AM
how about a 2016, 2.0 LTG motor? The exhaust and intake are 180' from the early motors. I have a 2016 motor and it would be fit into an 88 cradle. Does your kit work?

Rob
thelinsells JUN 14, 08:44 PM
If this motor where in your Fiero would the intake be to the front of the car or the rear?
qwikgta JUN 15, 01:25 AM
The intake would be in the rear, next to the trunk.

thelinsells JUN 16, 12:21 AM
Thank you for showing me this motor .This is something new to me.The block has many points the same as other Ecotek . The head seems to be the big change.I would have to see more pix to see if the mounting points are the same.What year is it and what did it come out of?